Monday, November 15, 2010

Sculpture in the garden

The Chapel Hill North Carolina Botanical Garden held it's annual "Sculpture in the Garden" fall exhibit and my sister and I, and my dauther's mother-in-law visited the event last week. The sculptures are placed throughout the garden. These are all North Carolina artists.




This is the gate at the entrance of the garden. (my daughter's mother-in-law, and my sister)












As you can see, it was the perfect fall day and our trees are at their peak showing their gorgeous fall colors.





Me and my sister beside a unique sculpture.











The sculptures are on display for two months in the fall.









This is the new education building (on the right) built in October 2009.



Here is another beautiful sculptured gate that we passed when we left the gardens.





We had lunch at the Southern Season Restaurant "The Weathervane" in Chapel Hill and we ate outside on the patio. The weather was perfect and the food delicious!




Savoring these last few wonderful days of fall.




I've been having so much fun lately that I've been a bad blogger. I'll be around to visit and catch up soon. I have photos of the pottery festival and will show you those later this week.


Enjoy your day!
Donna

12 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a spectacular day! It all sounds wonderful...visiting gardens with the plus of seeing art how good can that be. I love the gates...incidently you did an excellent job with the photography, I find it very hard to get a good picture of gates.(-:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful way to spend time with your family....it looks like a beautiful place.
Hugs,
Penny

Sherri said...

Donna, I just love those type of events! The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden near me has lovely events like this too! Looks like you had a perfect day out!!

wildflower said...

What a cool event. I would love to see it in person!

Mimi Sue said...

Gorgeous weather and a beautiful place. Thank you for your kind words of sympathy. Very difficult thing to go through. Miss him so much. Mimi

Zuzana said...

Beautiful images dear Donna, what a lovely place with so much beautiful art. You and your sister look so very much alike.;) I miss that autumn brilliance of the NC fall.;)
xoxo

Angie said...

Wow, Donna, those sculptures are fabulous!!! One would never *g* know that you two are sisters. :) Great photos, and that is a beautiful place!

Ruth Welter said...

This is a really pretty event Donna, hard to pick a favorite sculpture, looks like a lovely afternoon.

Ruth

Donna said...

Love the photos Donna!
It's More important to Have Fun than it is to worry about blogging...Just blog about Having Fun!! This was great!
hughugs

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Donna,

Oh my goodness - what a spectacular garden. The fall colors add even more beauty.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a lovely day.
Blessings,
Erin

Beverly said...

It looks like so much fun, Donna. I am so glad you shared this.

The Weathervane is one of our favorite places for a weekend breakfast. And, shopping at A Southern Season is always fun. It is a must place for Christmas shopping.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You are so cute Donna! Your botanical garden is lovely!